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Their choice surprised me. As my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary approached, my brother, sister and I wanted to do something special for them. Our parents had met, gotten married and started their family in upstate New York. Being the sentimental type, I thought it would be wonderful to offer them a trip back to where it all began — and from which they had moved more than 30 years prior. After much sibling discussion, we offered them three options for an expenses-paid trip with their children and the children’s families: 1) a trip to the Lake George area in New York, where my family and relatives enjoyed times together when I was too young to now recall; 2) a trip to Crystal Beach on Lake Erie, a short distance into Canada from Buffalo, and a place where relatives had owned a beach home and we had gathered many times with extended family; and 3) a cruise from Los Angeles to San Diego, Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico. They chose the cruise, and it surprised me.

My wife and I decided to extend the California trip and take our kids to Legoland and, of course, Disneyland. This mug came with a one-pot pack of Mickey’s Disney Blend coffee, which tasted horribly stale. Loved the label, though, which looked just like the design on this mug.